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    Mark Knopfler would be one I guess. Didn’t like being famous (and presumably had made enough money not to worry about that ever).
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    Anthony Phillips

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    Jack Bruce (although he went back to mainstream hard rock from time to time)

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    Peter Gabriel moved away from creating new music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
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    I'm shocked it took 24 replies before we got Cat Stevens.

    Unless I missed it, I'm just as surprised nobody mentioned John Lennon.
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    Ross Record (Fine guitarist on Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Downwind) due to stage fright

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    Peter Giles had exposure (performing Cat Food on TOTP) and a degree of "commercial success" or at least strong sales (ITCOTKC and ITWOP) before taking a very long sabbatical working in computing.

    His re-emergence with 21st Century Schizoid Band only served to underline what we had been missing.

    I know he produced and played on Todd Dillingham's 1994 album Vast Empty Spaces. Is anyone here familiar with that album? As a fan of early King Crimson and all things Canterbury, should I have it?

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    Andy Partridge - was it really due to stage fright?
    Not touring was due to stage fright, but XTC made bigger waves afterward. His very low profile since XTC was more a personal choice, but that seems to finally be ending with the new release series.

    Add Fine Young Cannibals to the list. A worldwide Number One album, then nothing.

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    Phoebe Snow, though mainly because caring for her daughter was a full-time job.
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    I get a kick out of the fact that the Clash's first drummer, Terry Chimes, is now a chiropractor, like me. :-)
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    Phoebe Snow, though mainly because caring for her daughter was a full-time job.
    My brother ran into her at a grocery store back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    I get a kick out of the fact that the Clash's first drummer, Terry Chimes, is now a chiropractor, like me. :-)
    So is former Mothers of Invention drummer Art Tripp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    My brother ran into her at a grocery store back then.
    Hope no one got hurt.
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    If they did, I know a few good chiropractors. Did not know Artie Tripp was one,though. Cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Hope no one got hurt.
    It was in the produce section, so there were only some bruises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Phoebe Snow, though mainly because caring for her daughter was a full-time job.
    Similar story for first violinist of that rock string quartet Bond, Haylie Ecker. She quit the band to be a full time mum.
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    And then there's Rod Evans. Jumped, or pushed?
    Rod Evans was pushed out of DP for sure, because the others wanted to get in Gillan. But he did stay in the music business for a while afterwards, forming the band Captain Beyond. He left that band after two albums and then quit music for a long time. Much later, he was dug up by a management company to front a fake DP under the pretense that as a former member, he had a right to the name (the company had tried to get Nick Simper involved too). At this time, the real DP had broken up. This band was eventually sued for trademark infringement, following which Evans again quit music and disappeared.

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    ^^ The suit against Evans was the primary driver of the band reuniting in '84. All Mark II songs were credited to Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice. In order to successfully sue, they had to be together as one unit.
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    Syd Barrett would qualify me thinks..

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    Grace Slick (I'm kind of surprised she hasn't been mentioned yet unless I missed it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Grace Slick (I'm kind of surprised she hasn't been mentioned yet unless I missed it)
    I'm not sure where to find the link, but someone here posted a concert Grace was singing on with a band. She's not the stunning beauty of days past but she's still performing.
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    John Evan from Jethro Tull comes to mind. It's a bit hard for me to get around the idea of being able to play that well and also have a full-on stage presence and then just decide to stop and move into the construction industry.
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